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Ila Loetscher, the "Turtle Lady of South Padre Island", originally formed our organization to save the Kemp's ridley sea turtle in 1977. Now we are a sea turtle hospital with a mission to rehabilitate and release any injured sea turtles, increase...more
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6617 Padre Blvd, P. O. Box 3987, South Padre Island, TX 78597-7742
All reviews injured turtles gift shop large tanks permanent residents turtle rescue new building small place these folks learning experience great place to visit all ages entrance fee whole family great job donation facility rehabilitation
This is great education for all ages. It is fascinating to learn how we can all do our part and reduce, recycle, and reuse. It is nice that they care about protecting the sea life on the Island. They even have an educational presentation in...More
Very informative, especially learning how boats are garbage are killing these turtles. Nice to see school children coming to experience the life cycle of the amazing creatures and learning what we can do to protect them.
It was a wonderful experience and I instantly became a huge fan of turtles! I had no idea how many different species there are and the importance of them for our environment. I commend those who work and volunteer there. Their efforts are definitely appreciated!
What a fabulous mission, rescuing injured sea turtles, rehabilitating with the hope of releasing back into nature. We did not attend the session in the auditorium, so I cannot speak to that (although we could hear it and it sounded good). Loved that you could...More
This is a great place to visit if you love sea turtles. It gives back to the conservation and preservation of the animals and let's you get up close to see them. if you're there for a release I think it could be extra special!
During our last visit the new amphitheater had not been complete. The new addition and new turtle tanks are wonderful.
It looks as if there are more construction planned for the near future.
Sea Turttle Inc a must see location.